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  1. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Clarke Stevenson

  2. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Aries Course Development Philosophy At Aries it is our vision to introduce students to the wide-ranging and exciting world of computer technology through multi-media curriculum that is user-friendly, visually engaging and adherent to the most rigorous academic and industry recognized standards.

  3. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Program Overview This is a one-semester course that provides the knowledge and skills required for students to become functional users of computers.

  4. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Program Overview The course is aligned to Certiport’s IC3, a certification program that serves as a universal measure of basic computer knowledge and internet skills.

  5. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Audience • Entry Level, Middle School, • High School, Post • Secondary, Vocational • School, TAFE, ICT Colleges • and Universities • Staff Development • Teacher Training

  6. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Multiple Learning Styles Audio - Narrated text highlights important information Animation - Helpful and instructive animation aids in demonstrating processes Graphics - Colorful and instructive graphics assist in students’ overall understanding

  7. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Academic and Industry Standards • Aligned with International Society for Technology Education • (ISTE) standards • Meets State Standards in NY, CA, AZ, VA,TX, HI, MN • Aligned with International IC3 Objectives • Aligned with Europe’s ECDL (European Computer Driving • License • Aligned with ICDL (International Computer Driving License)

  8. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Course Features… • Available in English, Spanish, French and Dutch • Written at the 5th grade reading level - USA • Content presented in bite-sized chunks for easy • assimilation • Voiced-over content • Interactive quizzes and workbook activities • Fun, engaging interface with detailed animations

  9. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Course Covers… • Hardware • Operating Systems • Networking • The Internet • Desktop Publishing • Spreadsheets • Presentations • Web Design • Database

  10. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Course Delivery Objectives - Based on current academic and industry certification standards. Content - Enhanced through the use of: Easily accessible glossary Real-life, user-enabled simulations Practice Quizzes and Exams - Can be used for formal and informal student evaluations Pre-test, midterm and final exams Workbook Activities - One activity for each lesson

  11. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Internet and Computing Core Certification The first global certification for computer literacy

  12. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM

  13. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Why do students need Aries Computer Literacy? • Computer skills are integral to all areas of study, work and living. • Ability to use a computer is on par with reading and writing skills. • 3 Rs to 3 Cs! • Communicating, Calculating, and Computing • Educators pushing for greater computer literacy. • Exposure does not translate to understanding.

  14. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Need for Universal Standards • Schools must be accountable • Many states, districts, schools, and organizations create own standards and measurement processes • Constituents demand verifiable results • No universally accepted measurement exists • Standards must be easily adopted and implemented • Standards must be Current and Relevant

  15. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Developing the IC3 Standard • 1. Research and define criteria • Establish clear objectives through needs assessments • 2. Utilize experts worldwide • Global Digital Literacy Council • Establish participating subject matter experts (SME’s) • Communicate objectives and potential content • Receive and review SME feedback • Core group: over 400 SME’s in 20 countries • Develop set of exams • Accepted standards of test development • Utilize leading exam methodology • Psychometric oversight and evaluation • Global Digital Literacy Council • Establish participating subject matter • Validate through beta • Refine questions and question sets through beta process • 60 participating testing centers • Over 2,000 exams delivered • 5. Global data management • Continuous worldwide analysis on question responses • 6. Continuous standard analysis • Bi-annual reviews to maintain the standard

  16. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM Overview of IC3 Certification • Internet and Computing Core Certification • Global standard measurement for computing literacy • Set of three exams: 1 - Computing Fundamentals 2 - Key Applications 3 - Living Online

  17. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM IC3’s Value to Students • Resume: Certifications significantly enhance resumes. • College Credit: Recommended at over 1800 ACE accredited universities. • Digital Transcript: Access can be granted for educators, employers, and staffing agencies to verify candidate certifications. • Proves that you have the basic digital literacy to enter the workforce. • Gateway to advance to additional certifications such as A+ and Microsoft Office Applications. • Gives you confidence and security that you can enter and be a part of today’s “digital world.”

  18. Aries Computer Literacy: A Complete Guide to IC3 TM IC3’s Value to Academic Institutions • Reduces administrative costs through standardized testing, automatic scoring and established statistical analysis. • Provides objective, quantifiable evaluation of student performance. • Ensures consistency and standardization of results from school to school. • Enhances academic objectives by providing certifications and diplomas. • Demonstrates commitment to preparing students for employment. • Provides teacher development and growth opportunities. • Provides accountability measurement. • Improves appropriate student course placement. • Provides accountability measurement. • First step to technology integration in the classroom.